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Strategic Enrollment Management Presents: Engaging Students through the Campus Learning Center" in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. Join the staff of the Campus Learning Center to learn more about the different services and how to make make a successful referral to the CLC. For more information, contact Jonathan Dodd at doddjd@vcu.edu or (804) 827-2064.

The Global Education Office hosts the annual Study Abroad Fall Fair at the Commons Plaza. Students will have the opportunity to meet study abroad program providers, other students who've studied abroad and representatives from various offices at VCU that assist with the study abroad process including Education Abroad, National Scholarship Office and Career Services. We will ​also ​be giving away a $1,000 award​ to ten students who register with us at the fair. Students from all disciplines should come learn about study abroad options, funding and resources. For more information, contact Simone Biasuzzi at abroad@vcu.edu.

VCUDine will host its first Farmer’s Market inside and in the front of Shafer Court Dining Center. Farmer vendors local to Virginia will be on-site with goods available for purchase, including fruit, vegetables, jams, herbs, tofu and sweets. Cash, credit, RamBucks and Dining Dollars accepted. Free cider samples and lawn games will be on-site for guests’ use. For more information, contact Christy Rabil at crabil@vcu.edu or (804) 828-3615 or visit http://bsv.vcu.edu/dining.

This week

In the event of rain, Pups on the Plaza will be held in the McGlothlin Medical Education Center lobby. Pups on the Plaza is a VCU Health CVC event benefiting The Center for Human-Animal Interaction and Dogs On Call. For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Barker at sandra.barker@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-7297.

United2heal and Health Disparities Organization host a Carnival at the Commons Plaza. There will be Chipotle, Cotton candy, a mechanical bull, jousting and much more. For more information, contact Irma Nalic at nalici@vcu.edu or (434) 760-2253.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presents Shifting Identities, a conversation exploring attitudes about identity, language, core values and views surrounding the Latinx community. The event will held in the University Student Commons, OMSA Offices, Room 215, in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. For more information, contact Erin Ghant at ghantem@vcu.edu or visit http://www.omsa.vcu.edu.

The Anthropology Program in the School of World Studies hosts the Fall 2016 Anthropology Speaker Series. This week's lecture features Jan Hoffman French, associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Richmond, for the lecture entitled, "Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast," in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. For more information, contact Christopher Brooks at cabrooks@vcu.edu.

Join VCU Innovate at Grace and Broad Residence Center 2, 1010 W. Grace St., for our Friday Breakfast Club where we will showcase innovative and entrepreneurial research, startups and product innovations stemming from VCU. This week features Lighthouse Lab Accelerator participant GoGo Band Founder and CEO, Jon Coble. He'll talk briefly about experience in the accelerator as a co-founder. Coffee and light fare at 9 a.m., talk and Q&A at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Sarah Slotnick at innovate@vcu.edu or (804) 827-4584 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vcu-innovate-living-learning-breakfast-club-jon-coble-tickets-27549871407.

Coming up

VCU Libraries and Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research present a brown-bag workshop on "The Art of the Engaged Lecture" at the Tompkins-McCaw Library, second-floor Lecture Room. Drs. Lisa Phipps and Enoch Hale from ALT Lab & Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence will walk participants through best teaching practices that scientists can apply in a limited time frame to nudge student thinking from passive to engaged. Register at the URL below. For more information, contact Karen Gau at gaukh@vcu.edu or (804) 628-2291 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/_qip.

The Division of Student Affairs presents VCUQatar Day at the Student Commons Plaza. This annual event includes a fashion show, henna tattoos, authentic Middle Eastern food, Arabic calligraphy, music, videos on Qatar culture, falcon demonstrations and a photo booth.  Event goals include strengthening the relationship between the Qatar and Richmond campuses while allowing for opportunities to learn from each other.   For more information, contact Jesica Buchanan at buchananjb@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7666.

The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health hosts Jeannette South-Paul, M.D., as the speaker for its seventh annual Clancy A. Holland Lecture in the Molecular Medicine Research Building, Rooms 1009/1011. South-Paul, chair of University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine, will present "Caring for Community, Caring for Ourselves." For more information, contact Dana Rajczewski at dana.rajczewski@vcuhealth.org or (804) 628-0180.

The Department of Health Administration will hold a MSHA information seminar at the Grant House, 1008 E. Clay St. Attendees will learn about the Master of Science in Health Administration program and have a chance to meet with the Program Director, current students, and alumni. For more information, contact Chuky Spivey at ckspivey@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7799 or visit http://sahp.vcu.edu/departments/ha/.

The Asian & Pacific Student Alliance presents our first general body meeting in the University Student Commons, Virginia Room A. APSA is a social justice organization that focuses on social, political and economic issues for all Asian Pacific Islander American communities, not just East Asian ones. In our first meeting, we'll be going over the goals for our organization, discussing the history of Asian American activism and the Asian American identity and voting on this semester's main topic. For more information, contact Brandon Duong at duongbn@vcu.edu or (571) 439-0964.

The Institute for Women's Health invites you to register for our four-week menopause program designed to provide current information about health issues and changes women experience through this life transition. Education is provided in a facilitated, interactive group experience by a skilled heath care team. The program will be held November 7, 14, 21 and 28 at VCU Massey Cancer Center Stony Point's Library. Registrants must attend all four sessions. Space is limited, register at the URL below. For more information, contact Janett Forte at janett.forte@vcuhealth.org or (804) 827-2241 or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu .

Notices

On-Campus Flu Shots for Employees

Human Resources provides eligible VCU faculty and staff with seasonal flu shots on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times and locations: Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the University Student Commons, Richmond Salons I & II; Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20; Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A, B & C; Thursday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20. To receive the vaccine, employees must participate in the State Health Benefits program and show their health plan card. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at dmfitzge@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1521 or visit http://www.hr.vcu.edu/worklife-and-wellness/health-and-fitness/flu-vaccinations/.

OCPE Personal and Professional Development Programs

The VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education presents a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development for VCU faculty, staff, students and alumni including non-credit certificate programs in corporate event planning, wedding and event planning and design and paralegal studies. Weekend workshops in play therapy, and an evening workshop series taught by Certified Professional Organizers, are also offered. For more information, contact the VCU OCPE at ocpe@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1322 or visit http://ocpe.vcu.edu.

Call for Proposals - American Indian Heritage Month

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs calls for event proposals and ideas for the celebration of American Indian Heritage Month. If you have an event proposal or idea for any events, please use the contact information below. For more information, contact Erin Ghant at ghantem@vcu.edu.

Call for Applications : American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

VCU Massey Cancer Center is seeking grant applications for American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants. Applications are accepted from junior faculty for the award of small research grants of up to $30,000 for one year to perform basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies (including but not limited to health services, psychosocial/behavioral, epidemiologic and health policy/outcome cancer research). These grants are intended for new investigators within six years of first independent academic appointment. Grants are due Nov. 1, 2016. For more information, contact Jennifer Matthews at jmatthews4@vcu.edu or visit https://www.massey.vcu.edu/research/funding/acs-institutional-research-grants/.

Walking Tour of VCU

Faculty and staff are invited to join Work/Life Resources for a free historical walking tour of VCU and the surrounding neighborhoods led by History Department Chair John Kneebone, Ph.D. Meet at 811 S. Cathedral Place at noon; tour begins at 12:15 p.m. To register, visit the URL below. For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at dmfitzge@vcu.edu or visit https://training.vcu.edu/course_detail.asp?ID=15372.

Shape the Future of Retail at VCU With a Five to 10 Minute Survey

VCU Business Services is conducting a brief, five to 10 minute survey that examines the retail services offered at VCU, including student textbook, technology and general merchandise. Your input is important, as it will provide powerful insights about your experiences with VCU’s various retail services. The survey is open to all members of the VCU community and will be available from September 28 to October 5. To complete the survey, visit the URL below. For more information, contact Jay Phinizy at jphinizy@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7851 or visit http://www.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=4782134.

Campus Connector Adds 3rd & Marshall Stop on October 3

Beginning on Monday, Oct. 3, the Campus Connector will add a new bus stop to the route, to be located at 3rd and Marshall Streets. All other stops along the Connector route will continue to be serviced as normal. As always, you can track RamRide in real time by visiting vcu.transloc.com or by downloading the mobile RamRide app. For more information, contact Jonsette Calloway at ramride@vcu.edu or (804) 828-7275 or visit http://go.vcu.edu/ramride.

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